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(Cracked)   Six places you will recognize from the background of every movie. If these settings were sound effects, they would be the Wilhelm Scream   (cracked.com) divider line 23
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2012-12-28 04:25:28 PM  
2 votes:
And we all know what newspaper you'd be reading while sitting in the diner:
theawesomer.com
2012-12-28 04:05:44 PM  
2 votes:
The list skipped over the Biltmore Estate:

Marry Me (2010)
The Clearing (2004)
Hannibal (2001)
Return to the Secret Garden (2000)
Patch Adams (1998)
My Fellow Americans (1996)
Richie Rich (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Mr. Destiny (1990)
A Breed Apart (1984)
The Private Eyes (1981)
Being There (1979)
The Swan (1956)
Tap Roots (1948)
2012-12-29 07:37:04 PM  
1 votes:
The one I've picked up on over the years in the never-changing "background police radio chatter". The easiest way to hear it is the beginning of the closing credits crawl of every episode of "Cops". It's been so long, I don't remember the exact wording, but I know it's a woman's voice, and she mentions a shotgun. (I know that sounds vague, but it's been years since I actually listened to it.)

I started noticing that same voice and statement in the background of every movie/TV show that had background police radio chatter. I've even heard it in movies older than Cops.

Try listening for it some time. It's kind of like the Wilhelm Scream. Once you get it in your head, you'll notice it everywhere. You'd think Hollywood would have a decent pool of radio chatter to use.
2012-12-28 10:17:11 PM  
1 votes:
whatever

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2012-12-28 06:12:17 PM  
1 votes:

Thelyphthoric: Ishkur: phaseolus: Zarquon's Flat Tire: I saw The Hobbit with my family on Christmas, my mom laughed out loud when she heard the Wilhelm Scream from a goblin.
So did my youngest son and I.
I got mixed feelings about that. Hearing that damned scream really yanks your attention away from the movie for a moment, but it's always funny.

I don't like it either. I don't like hearing the same stock sound effects in movies because it's distracting and it's lazy -- it means the foley guys couldn't be bothered to improvise something so they just dropped in something from the public archives. This goes for "castle thunder" for any storm seen through a window, and what I call the doppler-truck -- for any 18 wheeler semi that drives past, you get a double horn blast "bwaaaa bwaaaaoooumm" every farking time. Monster screams are also recycled. Every dinosaur movie will try to sneak in an oldskool Godzilla yell somewhere.

Or the big "shkwweee-FOOM" for gas explosions, especially alien-ish explosions. Or that stock "broken pottery" noise that you hear from crashing plates, glasses, sometimes even pottery. That one really irritates me since if I did foley, breaking stuff would NEVER get passed over for an ancient standby.


don't forget the red-tailed hawk screech which appears regardless of what kind of bird is actually shown or where the scene is supposed to be taking place.
2012-12-28 06:06:44 PM  
1 votes:
Too many people talking about the Wilhelm for me to quote them all, but a friend of mine was once really pissed at me for telling him about that sound. Now he hates hearing it where before he never noticed it.
2012-12-28 05:47:42 PM  
1 votes:
I always imagined Monument Valley was pretty huge, but it looks like just 4 or 5 mesas.
2012-12-28 05:31:37 PM  
1 votes:
The Prospect Park neighborhood in Pasadena is regularly used as a generic affluent suburban neighborhood. Because it has few palm trees and other obvious warm weather trees, it can be used for a neighborhood that's supposed to be in the Northeast.
2012-12-28 05:17:21 PM  
1 votes:
Ive been watching old re-runs of Rawhide with my dad over the holidys and I noticed every town they ride into is the same, they just come in from a different direction. Either that or Ida Hanson's Millnery was a franchise along the Sedalia trail
2012-12-28 05:13:47 PM  
1 votes:
2012-12-28 04:56:52 PM  
1 votes:
The Biltmore Hotel in downtown LA should be on the list:

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Movies:

Chinatown, A Star is Born, Splash, Bachelor Party, Beverly Hills Cop, Ghostbusters, Dave, True Lies, Independence Day, Heartbreakers, Blow; Ocean's 11, The Nutty Professor, Bugsy, Blue Streak, In the Line of Fire, Wedding Crashers, The Italian Job, Daredevil, National Treasure, Spider-Man, Alien Nation, and Prom Night.

TV:

Charlie's Angels, Columbo, Beverly Hills, 90210, Entourage, ER, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, That '70s Show, Ally McBeal, CSI: NY, Nip/Tuck, 24, Drop Dead Diva, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, House, Heroes, Mad Men
2012-12-28 04:53:43 PM  
1 votes:
The one that alwys bothered me was the wintergreen gum ad on the back of every magazine in every sitcom for 30 years.
2012-12-28 04:32:10 PM  
1 votes:
www.hikespeak.com

Cave in Bronson Canyon. Entered by more film stars than your mom.
2012-12-28 04:22:06 PM  
1 votes:

phaseolus: Zarquon's Flat Tire: I saw The Hobbit with my family on Christmas, my mom laughed out loud when she heard the Wilhelm Scream from a goblin.

So did my youngest son and I.

I got mixed feelings about that. Hearing that damned scream really yanks your attention away from the movie for a moment, but it's always funny.


Bah, it was funny when it was a rarely used Hollywood inside joke. But now that cliche has been so abused - in movies, TV shows and video games - that it breaks the fourth wall whenever I hear it.
2012-12-28 04:19:18 PM  
1 votes:

phaseolus: Zarquon's Flat Tire: I saw The Hobbit with my family on Christmas, my mom laughed out loud when she heard the Wilhelm Scream from a goblin.
So did my youngest son and I.
I got mixed feelings about that. Hearing that damned scream really yanks your attention away from the movie for a moment, but it's always funny.


I don't like it either. I don't like hearing the same stock sound effects in movies because it's distracting and it's lazy -- it means the foley guys couldn't be bothered to improvise something so they just dropped in something from the public archives. This goes for "castle thunder" for any storm seen through a window, and what I call the doppler-truck -- for any 18 wheeler semi that drives past, you get a double horn blast "bwaaaa bwaaaaoooumm" every farking time. Monster screams are also recycled. Every dinosaur movie will try to sneak in an oldskool Godzilla yell somewhere.
2012-12-28 04:18:59 PM  
1 votes:
Long Beach, California aka Miami for lazy producers (esp Dexter and CSI Miami)
2012-12-28 04:15:18 PM  
1 votes:

penthesilea: All those tv shows that film in Vancouver use the same locations over & over again.
You'll see a Supernatural episode that takes place during Oktoberfest using the same set that Stargate SG-1 used for quaint village a decade earlier.


In particular, Hatley Castle has appeared in film 15 or 20 times, probably most identifiably as Professor Xavier's school for gifted children.  The Vancouver Art Gallery is also a popular location.

In Alberta, we have a few locations that get recycled.  There's an overlook on the Bow River near Nakota lodge west of Calgary that's appeared in many films, including Brokeback Mountain, Unforgiven, and Legends of the Fall.  I can't find a picture of it, but if you've seen LotF, it's the bluff overlooking the river where the family graveyard is.  Drumheller also gets a lot of monument valley-type action, especially in dusters.  Had the economics of moviemaking been different at the time, i have no doubt it would have been a staple of John Ford's shortlist.

www.google.ca
2012-12-28 04:08:09 PM  
1 votes:
1) Vancouver
2) Downtown Vancouver
3) Vancouver skyline
1) North Vancouver Mountains
1) Burnaby
2012-12-28 04:03:18 PM  
1 votes:
Came here for Petra or Devils Tower, leaving disappointed.
2012-12-28 03:39:27 PM  
1 votes:
I saw The Hobbit with my family on Christmas, my mom laughed out loud when she heard the Wilhelm Scream from a goblin.
2012-12-28 03:16:46 PM  
1 votes:
All those tv shows that film in Vancouver use the same locations over & over again.
You'll see a Supernatural episode that takes place during Oktoberfest using the same set that Stargate SG-1 used for quaint village a decade earlier.
2012-12-28 03:09:55 PM  
1 votes:
Shockingly, a coherent and decent list from Cracked.
2012-12-28 03:00:16 PM  
1 votes:
That was actually pretty cool.
 
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